Help the Need for Feed Dis­as­ter Re­lief run

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BUT­TER­FLIES in his stom­ach, knots and tears welling up in his eyes.

That’s how Adam Meek, the western Vic­to­rian co-or­di­na­tor of the Need for Feed Dis­as­ter Re­lief, feels ev­ery time he drops of a much-needed load of hay for a strug­gling farmer.

“I think I’ve per­son­ally de­liv­ered about 80 to 100 loads to farms,” he said.

“Ev­ery time I pull up, I’ve still got he same feel­ings as I did when I did my first load.

“The re­sponse from the farm­ers is the same. It just breaks your heart but it makes you so proud at the same time.”

The next Need for Feed Dis­as­ter Re­lief hay run will be on Au­gust 30 and will go right across Vic­to­ria and into New South Wales.

Adam, who said he was just a “farmer with a truck that just likes to help peo­ple”, joined the cause three years ago and said the re­sponse from the com­mu­nity was “over­whelm­ing” and “un­be­liev­able”.

“I think it’s just hu­man nature to help peo­ple that are less for­tu­nate than our­selves,” he said.

Adam said they were al­ways look­ing for trucks to help out with de­liv­er­ies, but the big­gest thing they needed right now was hay.

“With­out hay, I can’t send the trucks,” he said.

“I can’t send the trucks any­where if I’ve got noth­ing to put on them.”

Find out more about the run at www.need­for­feed.org.

Mean­while, the Aus­tralian Heavy Ve­hi­cle Re­pair­ers As­so­ci­a­tion and the Mo­tor Traders’ As­so­ci­a­tion of NSW do­nated $15,000 to the Buy a Bale cam­paign, in sup­port of com­mu­ni­ties strug­gling with se­vere drought con­di­tions.

The con­tri­bu­tions will be di­rected to­wards buy­ing bales of hay to be trans­ported to af­fected farm­ers across the four af­fected NSW re­gions of the Hunter, New Eng­land, south­ern NSW and western NSW.

PHOTO: NEED FOR FEED DIS­AS­TER RE­LIEF

HELP­ING OUT: One of the Need for Feed Dis­as­ter Re­lief vol­un­teers.

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